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Blood & Donuts (1995)

A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

Director:

Holly Dale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Currie ... Boya
Louis Ferreira ... Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ... Molly
Fiona Reid ... Rita
Frank Moore ... Pierce
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ... Axel
David Cronenberg ... Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Bernie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman Susan Kottman ... Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter Charles Hayter ... Old Wino
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Storyline

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love for the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a place between the living and the dead... and it's open 24 hours.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Coeur de vampire See more »

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Budget:

CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Boya Zsekely: Everyone's special.
Molly: Well I've heard that one too.
Boya Zsekely: It's what I believe. All I believe. Every human life...
Molly: So you're one of those huh?
Boya Zsekely: One of what?
Molly: A humanist.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a final scene in the donut shop featuring three of the secondary characters. See more »

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Features Fresh Hare (1942) See more »

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Target Crowd
Lyrics by Pat Dodds
Music by Pull
Performed by Pull
Courtesy of PD Music (SOCAN)
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Unique, creative entry adds much needed "new blood" to a tired genre...
3 December 2006 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Blood & Donuts is a unique, creative film that adds much needed "new blood" to the tired vampire genre. Gordon Currie is remarkable as Boya, a shy and sensitive "humanist" vampire who comes out of hiding after hibernating for 25 years since the moon landing. Boya is rather unkempt and freaky, but has a winning kind of innocence and a wild mane of Jim Morrison hair. He goes to a late night donut shop to re-familiarize himself with humans and comes to the defense of a slow-witted but endearing young cabbie who is being threatened by murderous mobsters. Meanwhile, an old flame who has aged for the past 25 years stalks the still young looking Boya, demanding that he give her the "gift" of eternal life. Viewers can't help getting caught up because the characters are so well acted and well-written. There is a good deal of humor along the way, although in the final analysis it's a sad and touching story. This film is astonishingly entertaining, innovative and effective despite its low budget. Far more so than other bigger budgeted films like "Tale of a Vampire" and "The Wisdom of Crocodiles" Thanks to Currie's and Louis' wonderful characterizations, audiences will not soon forget the charming, winsome Boya and his new-found human buddy Earl.


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